By Shane McGingley

Iconic fashion designer Giorgio Armani has said he is nervous his first hotel project, which will be located in the base of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, may look outdated when officially opened later this month.

“I’ve been working on this for five years. I’m finally going to see what I designed, and it’s a bit nerve-racking to think that what I liked five years ago might look old now,” the Italian designer told US-based fashion trade publication Woman’s Wear Daily at the weekend.

The Armani Hotel Dubai, which will be the designer’s first hospitality project and was developed in collaboration with Emaar Properties, will be located in the base of the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.

The hotel is due to be officially launched on March 18. Last month it was revealed that room rates will start at AED1,700 ($463) for a night in one of 24 Armani studios.